Large-scale Widescreen Projector
Sanyo does something that few projector manufacturers do. In addition to producing models like the PLV-Z4 that are made for home theater, they build commercial-edition 16:9 widescreen projectors that pump out a LOT more light than the typical widescreen projector designed for home theater. This tradition began in earnest with the PLV-70, rated at 2200 ANSI lumens. That was followed by the industrial strength PLV-WF10 which throws a very real, no-nonsense 4000 ANSI lumens. The latest Sanyo model to follow in this tradition of big, bright widescreens is the PLV-80. This unique 3000-lumen projector is not designed to be a "bright home theater projector." Instead it is intended for larger venue applications. And for those who need its particular set of features and performance, nothing else will do.
ANSI lumens: 3000
Light engine: Three LCD panels, 1366x768 native resolution, 300W lamp.
Connection panel: One analog 15-pin VGA, one DVI-D (HDCP), one set of 5 BNCs for component video or computer, one 3-RCA component video on which the Y component jack can double as a composite input, one S-video, one Mini-DIN 8-pin control port. There is also one set of audio jacks that can be active with either the S-video, or component/composite video inputs.
Compatibility: HDTV 480p, 576p, 720p, 1035i, 1080i; 480i NTSC/NTSC 4.43, 576i PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/SECAM; computer UXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA.
Zoom lens and throw distance: Variable based on lens selection.
Warranty: 3 years
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